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Taken at Swarby, Lincolnshire.

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-70mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Unheated
Username:Graham00 Graham00
Uploaded:21 Dec 2010 - 12:35 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2010 - 12:43 AM

Thought this image might work with the changes I have offered in the Mod. Hope you don't mind!
Ronnie.

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Patricia Fenn
21 Dec 2010 - 4:29 AM

lovely soft light and subdued colour but just a couple of steps to the left would have improved the composition so much. At the moment you have the tree sticking out of the top of the box, by moving it would have been framed by the trees.

Very nice scene, well spotted. Great that you didn't over saturate the reds and make it look unnatural.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2010 - 5:02 AM

Nice winter image but Patricia's mod is a big improvement.

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2010 - 7:26 AM

Well taken image and it looks cold.

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104009 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2010 - 8:25 AM

yes, nice winter scene..thought it could take being even colder...desaturated and brought back the red Smile

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Graham00
Graham00  4 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2010 - 1:17 PM

Thanks Ronnie, selective colouring is ok but not on an image that wants to portray a hoar frost.
Thanks Patricia, i didn't notice it much until after you pointed out the tree was behind, i didn't think myself it mattered too much as a gap between all the 4 main objects can make a scene too cluttered.
Thanks Cats_123, it doesn't look colder but more like the first edit, sorry.

Tahnks Sue118.

Last Modified By Graham00 at 21 Dec 2010 - 1:18 PM

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Patricia Fenn
21 Dec 2010 - 1:42 PM

Seems we've all failed you here, Graham, and I can't help wondering what advice you where looking for by putting the image in the Crit gallery?

If you have time please do let us know as it will help me and others to understand what sort of advice is hoped for.
Best,
Patricia.

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Graham00
Graham00  4 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2010 - 3:53 PM

Thanks though, i suppose i'm happy with it and it's the first one i put in Crit on here, might have got 2 votes if i'd done what i normally do Grin lol

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2010 - 5:31 PM

Sorry to have disappointed but I take on board your own remarks. I too was not really aware of what you might have been looking for.
Ronnie.

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom845 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2010 - 7:08 PM

I rather like this as presented. I wouldn't crop myself. Colour due, i assume, to the grey effect of the hoar frost - wonder about just a slight contrast boost so that any extra brightness does not destroy tone in the otherwise well exposed highlights.

Paul

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Graham00
Graham00  4 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2010 - 12:50 AM

It's a good piece of cloning from Patricia, i do like it, if you do that you know yourself you know it wasn't like that, albeit i've done a few 'small' tweaks myself, who hasn't, umm thanks Ronnie though mate, i spent a while editing in Elements 8, i'ts a slow process learning but it's addictive and far far better than GIMP what i used to use.
Pau,l i can undrstand some of what you said, i have started using auto contrast lately instead of just diving to auto levels Grin
I used to say no no to RAW and shoot jpeg but Photoshop opens yours eyes up big time to RAW and i love it.

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lawyerboy
lawyerboy  3 Philippines
22 Dec 2010 - 12:53 AM

Very nice shot...would have loved it if the red color gets emphasized more Smile

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Philo
Philo e2 Member 471 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2010 - 7:00 PM

I do like this and I agree with Patricia's assessment and her mod works well. I considered cropping some from the left to lose the part tree trunk but that would push the phone box closer to the edge of the frame.
As the mods are not exactly what you were looking for I have tried a different approach. I felt that there was a bit of a blue cast so I warmed up the image. I then increased contrast with slight levels & curves tweaks. All this gives the image more punch and makes the phone box pop more.
I hope this is some help to you.
Phil

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Graham00
Graham00  4 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2010 - 6:55 PM

Thanks Philo, i see a slight blue, as it's not snow but hoarfrost, i added +0.7 and did any other adjustment in photoshop, does it really look that blue ?

Last Modified By Graham00 at 24 Dec 2010 - 6:56 PM

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Philo e2 Member 471 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2010 - 10:40 PM

No Graham I only see a slight blue also, but there is no true reference point within the image to check whether white balance is right or not, so it is just an opinion. I have been "pulled" several times in the critique gallery where wb has not been right in my shots so I have started to pay more attention to it.
You were the only person there at the time of shooting so if the colours look right to you then that's fine. The mod is just an alternative.
I hope to see more of your shots in the CG.
Phil

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